Next morning I rode thru the Snowy Mountains. It was still winter there.
I passed thru Laramie, WY and took a left at the University of Wyoming to ride the Rogers Canyon road toward Chugwater.
Eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska is kind of cool when you arenít on I-80.
I ended up in Oshkosh for the night. After checking into the Shady Rest motel (didnít know you could still get a room for $45) I went for a walk to find something to eat. The only place to eat in town was the Eagles lodge, and tonight was hamburger night. I wasnít sure if I had to be a member, but I walked in and they fed me and quenched my thirst.
Thatís something I notice everywhere I go. All the little towns are shut down and boarded up. You can see where the cafes and stores used to be, but they are victims of the economy I guess. Itís sad. I like to stop in the small town cafes for breakfast or afternoon pie and coffee but they are hard to find. Any more I end up drinking my coffee out of a styrofoam cup while standing outside a gas station, and eating something out of a microwave. Or I find a shady spot to make a pot myself.